Funding for Young Entrepreneurs

Funding was considered to be the most difficult step in the project development by the majority of Agora Erasmus+ Program (2019) participants. For that reason, Fotoessa invited Mrs. Katerina Balamoti, the Senior Project Coordinator in The Heritage Management Organization and Representative of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Iran. She held an unconventional, profound and

Spiti Art Bar: A Successful Case Study

The creative entrepreneurs and artists, George Likoudis and Panos Kartimpelis, presented to Agora Erasmus+ program participants their successful music and art space startup, Spiti Art Bar. This welcoming place, a small cosy venue in Kerameikos, in the heart of Athens, makes visitors and artists really feel like home (spiti in Greek means home). During the

Welcommon Hostel: A Unique Model of Socially-responsible and Sustainable Tourism in Athens

“We are part of the social change we want to see happen.” Fotoessa chose Welcommon Hostel as the main venue for the Agora Erasmus + activities (2019) and the stay of its participants since it is a unique model of socially-responsible and sustainable tourism in Athens. Nikos Chrysogelos presented the aspirational Welcommon project which combines


  Agora is a 18 month program for young people who have a good idea with a focus the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) that they want to make a reality! We are looking for engaged and creative young participants who seek a career in the creative or cultural sector and have a great interest

September 2017: Fotoessa was certified in The Training of Trainers in Creative and Social Entrepreneurship Program (CSEP Training)

Fotoessa coordinated, trained and certified as a trainer (ToT) along with other non-governmental bodies, in the Social and Creative Entrepreneurship Program – Creative & Social Entrepreneurship Program (CSEP), a Cross-Network Action (CNA) held in Athens from 2 to 9 September 2017. It is an award-winning, University of Manchester-certified educational “good practice” that provides the necessary

2016: Lazord Foundation

The Lazord Foundation carried out the final phase of training on Leadership and Fellowship for its program members ( and the graduation for the 2016 class in Athens. The whole process lasted for a week and the team of Fotoessa, with great pleasure, provided all the necessary infrastructure and organizational support to make the event